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ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Chris Potter Underground Orchestra: Imaginary Cities

Read "Imaginary Cities" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

In the twenty year span since his debut as a leader on Presenting Chris Potter (Criss Cross, 1994), the Chicago born/South Carolina raised artist has been among the most prolific and in-demand reed players in jazz. Having performed and/or recorded with a wide range of artists from guitarist Pat Metheny to pop legends Steely Dan, Potter ...

ARTICLE: GENERAL ARTICLES

I Nuovi Protagonisti dell'Orchestrazione - 1: Darcy James Argue - Ryan Truesdell - Orrin Evans

Read "I Nuovi Protagonisti dell'Orchestrazione - 1: Darcy James Argue - Ryan Truesdell - Orrin Evans" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Dopo la morte di Gil Evans e Thad Jones nella seconda metà degli anni ottanta e la progressiva uscita di scena di George Russell, il ruolo del compositore/orchestratore nel jazz ha sofferto di un gap generazionale. Meno marcato di quanto è apparso pubblicamente ma comunque consistente. Anche se negli anni novanta già operavano figure del calibro ...

Darcy James Argue's Secret Society: Brooklyn Babylon

Read "Brooklyn Babylon" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

Part of the audience engagement process in multimedia performance is the integral dynamic of conflict and resolution between forms. Take one of them away and you have a different sensory experience. So, having witnessed graphic artist Danijel Zezelj and Darcy James Argue's Secret Society create separate but integrated works of art in the live performance of ...

Pointing Fingers... And Naming Names

Read "Pointing Fingers... And Naming Names" reviewed by Jack Bowers

As the countdown continues toward the last Big Band Report in June, the time has come to point fingers and name names--in other words, to compile a short list of contemporary jazz musicians who have risen above the norm to help make life more pleasurable for one devoted listener. These are, mind you, personal choices, and ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Jeff Fairbanks Project Hansori: Mulberry Street

Read "Mulberry Street" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Il trombonista Jeff Fairbanks, con questa imponente orchestra composta da una ventina di musicisti, parte occidentali, parte di origini orientali, cerca di trovare un punto di incontro fra le diverse sensibilità che rappresentano mondi separati. Lo fa con ottimi arrangiamenti, eccellenti musicisti e composizioni efficaci che si ispirano alle melodie folk asiatiche, mantenendo però una strutturazione armonica che deriva dal ...

Volker Goetze Orchestra: NY 10027

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L'album della Volker Goetze Orchestra si sviluppa attraverso sette composizioni del suo leader, nelle quali si rintracciano diversi motivi di interesse, e dove convergono una serie di influenze diverse, come il jazz mainstream e la musica etnica, tradotta nell'utilizzo di strumenti inusuali per il contesto orchestrale occidentale, come tabla e kora. Il disco è stato registrato in più riprese ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Saxophonist Erica von Kleist Travels To Cuba With Horns To Havana Group

Saxophonist Erica von Kleist Travels To Cuba With Horns To Havana Group

DELIVERING 120 MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS, CONDUCTING WORKSHOPS & PERFORMING New York, NY: Saxophonist-flautist, Erica von Kleist traveled from New York City today to Havana, Cuba with the Horns to Havana not-for-profit organization to conduct workshops and perform at four Cuban music academies. Horns to Havana's lyrical cultural exchange between the American jazz community and Cuban music students based on music with deeply shared ...

Saxophonist Erica von Kleist Performance & CD Release at NYC’S Jazz Gallery June 9

Saxophonist Erica von Kleist Performance & CD Release at NYC’S Jazz Gallery June 9

Erica von Kleist & No Exceptions
Performance & CD release party Thursday, June 9, 2011 2 sets: 9pm & 10:30pm
Cover: $10—$20, Members $5 -10 withvalid student ID The Jazz Gallery
290 Hudson Street (btwn Spring and Dominik)
New York, NY 10013
212.242.1063 Saxophonist-flautist, Erica von Kleist releases her ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Darcy James Argue's Secret Society: Infernal Machines

Read "Infernal Machines" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Continuano a maturare frutti squisiti tra le fronde della nuova Brooklyn. L'ultimo in ordine di tempo caduto dall'albero newyorchese risponde al nome di Darcy James Argue, ha poco più di trent'anni, è nato a Vancouver, in Canada, e ha studiato con Maria Schneider e Bob Brookmeyer al New England Conservatory di Boston. Suona il piano Darcy James, ma di mestiere ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Saxophonist Erica Von Kleist Releases Second Recording "Erica Von Kleist & No Exceptions"

Saxophonist Erica Von Kleist Releases Second Recording "Erica Von Kleist & No Exceptions"

Erica von Kleist's sophomore album entitled Erica von Kleist & No Exceptions is an eclectic collection of new arrangements and compositions, mirroring both jazz and pop influences. Her song list weaves the listener through funky, R&B-tinged titles such as “E's Boogaloo" and “The Eraser," Latin-jazz numbers like “Erica with a C" and "Thriller," Brazilian-themed pieces as in “Summer Soft" and ...